Tag Archive | Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set

Happy Spring!

“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”

~Clarence Hall

This cute Easter card is a CASE (copy and share everything) that I put my own spin on.  I’m posting it to say Happy Easter!  Happy Passover! and Happy Spring! to you.  May you enjoy all the new life sprouting outside and inside (interiorly).

This is such an exciting time of year for the Stampin’ Up! community…On Stage was just recently held and the new catalog and new in-colors were revealed.  Always fun to work with new colors!

See you again soon,



Happy Together for #GDP049

“Be strong… and believe in miracles because anything…anything can happen.”

~Marlo Javidando

These summery colors are the stars over at http://global-design-project.com this week!  The “to the lovelely pair” pears are stamped with Silhouettes & Script, the “congratulations” is from “Something to Say” and is heat embossed with gold embossing powder, the background “splatters” are stamped with Gorgeous Grunge, along with the lines that the pears are sitting on.  The gold “ties” are cut out with the Sunshine Wishes Dies, and the little heart is from the new In Color Enamel Shapes.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is heat embossed in gold and says “happy together”, which is from “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set.  Thank you for the weekly inspiration Global Design Project!  Happy Stamping, Dawn  P.S.  Stamping Peacers…our next classes will be on August 29th and 30th.  Looking forward to seeing you.  xoxo


Beautiful Butterfly Card

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“Behold wonder.”

~Richard Bach

Good Morning!  This beauty is a Becky Roberts design, I just changed the color of Soft Sky to Pool Party.  The ferns are Old Olive ink and the sentiment and postmark are Early Espresso ink.  Stamp sets are Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge, butterflies are cut out with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  Have a wonderful day! xoDawn

You’re A Peach for #GDP027

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“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~Melody Beattie

Good Morning and thanks for stopping by!  This week there is a theme challenge over at the Global Design Project and the theme is “thank you.”

Each of the designers at the challenge made a card for a loyal participant and I got the surprise of my life when Brian King chose me to send his card to.  It arrived in the mail yesterday and is just the sweetest card ever.  Thank you Brian!  I decided I wanted to make a card for Brian, and seeing that he lives in Georgia, I went searching for a Georgia peach.  : )  I found one in the Hostess “Silhouettes & Script” stamp set.  The embossing folder that I used on the body of the card is an old one called “Vine Street.”  I used “Gorgeous Grunge” for the background behind the peach.  Colors are Calypso Coral, Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  The “thanks” on the inside of the card comes from a photopolymer stamp set called “Another Thank You.”  I was looking for a script that would match the front of the card and this one did the trick.

Thank you for your friendship and stamping inspiration Brian…you’re a peach!  : )  Have a great weekend everyone.  We’re off to the Boston Garden Show, hopefully I’ll be able to bring home some beautiful pictures!

Peace, Dawn

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Market Fresh

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“What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”


Good Morning!  This is the second of three cards (the first one was shown yesterday) that we are making at stamping classes this week.  This is a card shown in the annual catalog, we’re just changing the base color to Tip Top Taupe, adding some gorgeous grunge and some sequins.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is on white paper with rounded corners (we use the envelope punch board for that) and the sentiment is “you’re amazing!” from the Simply Wonderful Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  The sentiment is stamped with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The grapes are colored with Blender Pens in Wisteria Wonder and shaded with Rich Razzleberry, the leaves are colored with Pear Pizzaz, accented with Old Olive, and the stem, banner and the “a” in Thanks -a- Bunch are colored with Tip Top Taupe.   The grunge is stamped on both the base and the central image with Tip Top Taupe.  The 4 1/4″ base card is embossed with the new Brick Wall Embossing Folder and the purple banner is made with the Farmers Market DSP (Designer Series Paper).  Thanks a Bunch for stopping in, happy stamping, and always, peacebewithyou.


September Cards for Stamping Peace Downline

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“Life is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? ~ Margot Fonteyn

I learned how to make these leaves and card (this is a variation) from a Leena Gersa YouTube video… click “home” and scroll down and you can see how it is done.   I made these for the amazing Stamping Peace downline and every single one came out different…each a unique creation…so much fun! (DownEast Stamping Peacers, yours are in the mail!)   The background is made with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set…love it, use it all the time!  The leaf is from the new Vintage Leaves stamp set and the heart was punched from the Owl Builder Punch.  The gold cord is in the new Holiday Catalog and the sentiment is from an old Hostess set called Simply Sketched.

I can’t believe it is Friday already.  Have a nice weekend, hope you’ll have a little time to stamp some peace to someone!  Cheers, Dawn

You are amazingly AMAZING!

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“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”

~Irish Proverb

August’s cards for my downline that they received with  some paper from the In-Color Paper Stack.  I saw a similar layout on Pinterest…just love the new Butterfly Thinlits Die!  It takes a bit of patience to pop out all the little pieces on the butterfly, but it’s worth the effort!

Hope you had a great week-end.  We went on a Boy Scout camping trip on the Machias River.  It was fascinating, as we worked with a forester on our Environmental Science Merit Badges.

Stay cool today!  Dawn